Sunday, February 22, 2009

It was wondermous I tell ya

With the help of the wonders of technology, today I got to see my elderly parents (they live in Wisconsin), for the first time since I moved to Montana almost eight months ago. Yep, we visited on the web cam. I was a bit apprehensive at first, because I thought they might look ill, or not the way I remembered them looking. I am happy to report they looked great! We had a nice visit. I showed them how much snow we don't have here, and they told me how much more snow they do have there. Ain't technology wonderful?!?

Going back to my favorite music memory post....The other day I had called my folks to ask them about Grandma's yodeling. My dad said he had been thinking about my grandparents a lot lately. He also told me that my grandma could sing and play the piano. That was the first I had heard of it! He said my grandma's family was all musical. Dad told me how when he was a lad (his word), the neighbors from across the road would come and get water from his family's well. He said many a time my grandma would be playing the piano and singing, and they would look outside to see the neighbors standing there listening to Grandma. What an awesome memory.


Fram said...

Two questions:

Is that grandma with your dad?

What type of web camera do you have, and would you buy it again now that you have used it?

Fram said...

Another question, if you do not mind. Where did you live in Wisconsin? I was a "Yupper" for a couple of years. It is the only place I've ever regretted leaving.

its_me_in_montana said...

Hey Fram,

Nope that is my Grandmother with my oldest brother and my aunt (my brother is actually a little older than my aunt).

My web cam is a Logitech Pro 9000. Yes I would definitely buy this camera again. It is an excellent camera, and the quality seems much better than the ones my sisters have. Betty uses a Microsoft and Barb a less expensive Logitech.

I lived for over 11 years in Fifield Wisconsin. Sixty miles south of Lake Superior, just about smack dab in the middle of the Chequamegon National Forest. It was beautiful, but it didn't have the mountains I love so much.

Have a great day. Thanks for the comments.